From: Bret Fausett
Subject: [ALSC-Forum] Draft Resolution on AL?
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:51:54 -0700
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I'm not quite sure what to make of it, but it looks as though a draft
resolution that the At Large Study Committee plans to submit to the Board
was circulated earlier today, though I'm not sure where. Did this come from
the ALSC and are you looking for comments on it while the comment period
*Draft* Proposed Action Statement for ICANN's Board
Based on an extensive outreach, discussion, research, and consensus-building
campaign the ALSC recommends that, on November 15, 2001, the ICANN Board
adopt the following recommendations concerning At-Large participation
(1) The Board affirms that individual Internet users have a significant
stake in ICANN's activities and should have the opportunity of fully
participating in ICANN.
(2) While the ALSC's final report remains open for comment and
consideration, the Board acknowledges that the following basic principles
should guide expedited action on At-Large:
(a) Create an At-Large Supporting Organization (ALSO) as a regionally-based
framework for informed participation of any interested individual and for
At-Large involvement in ICANN policy and decision-making (including
mechanisms to foster discussion among individuals and with ICANN's
(b) Focus At-Large membership on an identifiable and vested community (an
ALSO electorate) to provide a practical mechanism for voter registration and
self-funding (e.g. The ALSC recommends that membership be based on
individual domain name holders);
(c) Provide a proportionate role for At-Large members in selecting ICANN's
Board (along with other ICANN constituencies) (e.g. The ALSC recommends 6
At-Large Directors in a 19 member Board).
(3) The Board requests that the ICANN CEO solicit expressions of interest to
determine the degree of interest in creating local and regional ALSO
entities that would support informed participation of interested individuals
and At-Large involvement in ICANN, and report the results to the Board at
the March 2002 ICANN meeting.
(4) The Board authorizes the extension of the ALSC until March 31, 2002 to
work with the Supporting Organizations, other interested parties, and ICANN
staff on proposing detailed plans for an At-Large membership, voter
registration, and a regionally-based, self-supporting ALSO.